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Mr. Art@Home: HGTV's New Design Star?

Sunday, April 3, 2011

{Probably.  Not.}

Mr. Art@Home is very proud of his latest contributions to the lake cabin.  He found this old Catalina wooden water ski in the trash.  Yep.  The trash.  He took it out and polished it (after I Tilexed it, of course).  Then he bought some cute white hooks from At Home in Homewood, Alabama.


Mr. Art@Home loves ceiling fans in bathrooms, especially in the hot, humid air here at Lake Martin. He calls this the Rad Fan.  Whatever.


These final two projects were more time consuming.  I do like the mirror Mr. Art@Home made from a local company's pine called River Bottom Pine.  The pine came from the bottom of Mobile Bay, and it was submerged at least 200 years.  He actually used tongue-in-groove flooring and a router to make the mirror (and I really do like it).  The light fixture.... *sighs and shakes head* ...... Mr Art@Home used a knee board and a light fixture from The Home Depot to build this statement piece. This is the only full bath we have in our tiny cabin.


He is so proud!  Please show him your love of his *clears throat* "efforts" to "Jack-Up" our lake cabin. I promise I will share all comments with Mr. Art@Home.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. Nice job to the Mr.! They can really pull through for us can't they! Have a great day.

  2. I think he did a WONDERFUL job!
    i really like your coathanger!

    thanks for sharing!


  3. Great job! Very creative!! Looks so fun for a lake house. My friends and extended family have a house on Lake Martin that they usually go to for 4th of July. Sounds like you love it there! Maybe I'll go one day! :)

  4. Mr. Art is creative and handy...he's a keeper!

  5. You two are perfect for each other--both so creative. You need to start youtubing your projects.
    Carole (Stapes)

  6. Hi Mr. Art@Home! You are a creative and handy guy. I would vote for you for Design Star.

  7. Mr. Art @ Home is awesome! Very clever ideas. I'm figuring he's a keeper, right? :D

  8. Dear Ricki, it is always a pleasure to read your post ... we share the principle that "things" should be able to get a second chance ... a third ... .. maybe a fourth one..something is born to believe only one thing and then you end up doing something else.. and then something else ... maybe it does not happen to us??Hugs,Annalisa

  9. Very creative, perfect for a lake cabin. I haved an old oar in my bathroom.

  10. What a handy dandy creative Mr. Handy ... may I borrow him ... chuckle!

    Happy pink April ~
    TTFN ~

    GIVEAWAY ends 4/5

  11. Mr. Art@Home sounds very creative...I love the mirror. I was looking at your lake is so serene and calm looking! We have a home on a lake but it is still freeeeezing there!!

    I'm happy I found your blog!!


  12. I am thinking the Mr should do a blog, what great ideas, we need some manly input to our sometimes to fluffy little blog world, he did some amazing transformations!


  13. I love the first creation with the hooks!
    The last photo...can you hear me laughing through the looks like some teen's skateboard!! Your hubby has a big sense of humour! Gotta love it!

  14. Mr. Art@Home sure has a keen eye for making every day living so much fun! A big atta-boy..for him...these are wonderful..

  15. I like that your hubby is an individual and expresses himself in his creations at the cottage. I love the mirror frame and the wooden water ski - I've considered doing something similar with a paddle.

  16. !Cowabunga! Dude! I love it all!

  17. wauw! you can be very proud of him! I thinkhis creations are wonderfull!
    2 creative persons in one house!

  18. Mr Art@Home has talent! HGTV needs to add him to their schedule!!

    Susan and Bentley

  19. What great items for a lake cabin! My husband made our adirondak chairs a couple years ago. I love it when they have a project!

  20. What great projects! I'm going to show MY hubby what he's done! Did he paint the ceiling fan? I love it! My hubby painted our lanai fan blades red and I'm proud of them! LOVE the water ski! A very cool touch! I'm going to check COOL in the box below! ♥♥♥

  21. Awesome! He's always been very handy and creative! Good job Mr.


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